Push is a handheld stadiometer which measures height using ultrasound via the push of a button. The stadiomer and companion app will register and manage the heights of up to 20 people and plots measurements on a CDC growth chart. The device is shaped in a triangular shape and is easily held in one hand allowing you to measure your child – or anyone else in a simple easy to manage one hand format. You can use it to track your children’s growth over time as an alternative to the “pencil marking on the wall” or traditional growth charts that you may otherwise have to mount on the wall. To use, you simply have your child stand on a hard surface like a hardwood floor (carpet does not work well) with their feet against the wall, you push a button with one finger and the measurement is done in mere seconds. Push uses ambient temperature and humidity to ensure the measurement is correct, otherwise it will deliver an error message. I tried using it both the “recommended” as well as “non recommended” ways and found Push’s accuracy was best on a solid surface floor versus carpet. Push will measure heights from 1′ 8″ – 6′ 7″ / 50 – 200 cm. Of note, heights can vary by up to .2″ depending on the posture of your child when measuring. When you add your child to the Push app, you can enter if they are male/female as well as a photo. This helps to ensure your child is tracked on the correct growth chart.
As a mom, I like to know the statistics of my kids. I weigh them monthly and have always had trouble keeping track of their heights. I used to use a wall-mounted chart but found that it differed significantly from measuring devices used by my kid’s doctors – which even include drawing lines on the paper for babies who can not yet stand and measuring using a measuring tape. I have even found that their heights can vary depending on where they are measured, if they have their feet properly against the wall or even how cooperative they are on a specific day! For me, knowing their height is important for a variety of reasons including height in a car seat, knowledge of where they fit on a growth curve and just to see how they are growing over time. I love how easy Push is to use. I loved how easy Push was to use. The measurements were accurate and they were displayed both on the Push device as well as loaded into the Push app on my iPhone. I also liked that Push will display results over time and show how my child compares to others on the growth chart. I also liked that I could go back and put in historical measurements for my kid’s heights which meant I could track them over time – this is a manual addition via the Push app where you input measured data.
In terms of enhancements, I wish that the instructions for Push were a little clearer. The device itself is easy to use, however, a video demonstration or even more specific instructions might be helpful to brand new users. Once you use Push a few times, it’s very intuitive so a video or some sort of demonstration might be helpful just for brand new users. It would also be helpful to have more direct instructions on how to enter data into the Push app – I figured it out via trial and error, but that information might be helpful for first time users.
Overall, this is a great device to help you keep track of your kids growth over time and I liked how I could compare my son’s height to my other son once I had entered all of the data into the app. I was able to track roughly how tall they were at the same ages – although we didn’t use the exact same measuring tool. I look forward to keeping track of my kids measurements over time and seeing how they grow over time.
PUSH: Growth Diaryby InBody Co., Ltd.
Category: Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 8.32 MB
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Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 1.7 x 1.7 inches ; 8.3 ounces
Measuring range: 1′ 8″ – 6′ 7″ / 50 – 200 cm
RRP on Amazon is $149.99
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